Are you stuck trying to work out what to do in Rhodes? If so, check out our list below. Don’t forget that the list below isn’t an exhaustive one – there’s plenty more to do on the island too. Any top tour guide will be able to point out scores of places to visit while you’re on your Rhodes holiday.
1. Lindos Beach
At top spot on our list of the top Rhodes excursions is Lindos Beach, one of the most stunning beaches on the island. With a long stretch of golden sand and bright blue waters, it’s a picture-postcard destination.
Spend your day relaxing under the hot sun, or alternatively, take a trip out on a glass-bottomed boat on a journey to Pefkos – the perfect way to explore under the waves without getting wet. You’ll also be able to look back at the stunning Rhodes coastline – a view most visitors to the island will never forget.
2. Rhodes Old Town
Rhodes Old Town is hugely popular with visitors to the island, and for good reason. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is considered by most to be the best-preserved fortified city on the continent.
You’ll find a melting pot of cultures represented within the ancient architecture, including Ottoman, Byzantine, and Italian. Highlights of Rhodes Old Town include the Palace of the Master, the Streets of the Knights, and the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. Socratous and Orfeos Streets are also popular with tourists, offering all manner of souvenirs.
3. Valley of Butterflies
Next up, we’ve got the Valley of Butterflies, which you won’t be surprised to hear is an attraction featuring lots of… butterflies! You’ll find thousands of the winged critters calling the venue home, and it’s only a 25km drive from the City of Rhodes, making it a perfect daytrip for anyone staying in the city.
This is the place to go if you’re looking for a relaxing time, with the gentle flow of water and chirping of cicadas providing a soundtrack to the visual feast. It’s perfect for visitors of all ages and must be considered one of the best places to include in any tour of Rhodes.
4. Lindos Acropolis
Whether you tour the Lindos Acropolis by foot or by donkey, you’ll find yourself immersed in the ancient history of the location. Perched on a steep cliff with panoramic sea views and completed in 300 BC, the stone walls of the Acropolis encircle various stunning buildings, including the Greek Stoa and Temple of Athena Lindia, as well as a carving of a Rhodian warship.
As you saunter through the winding streets, which were constructed in this way to confuse pirates, you’ll find something to marvel at on every turn. We’d suggest visiting this attraction before 10am to avoid most of the tourists – over 500,000 people visit the attraction annually.
5. Kallithea Springs
Located just 9km from the City of Rhodes, Kallithea Springs opened in 2007 and has become a major tourist attraction and one of the best Rhodes excursions. While the spa is no longer operational, the buildings and gardens are stunning and present several superb photo opportunities.
Once you’ve looked around the Kallithea Springs, why not take a seat at the beachfront café and watch the sun go down? You could even take a quick dip in the Aegean, before finding a restaurant and dining on real Rhodian delicacies.
6. Symi Island
Just an hour away from Rhodes by ferry lies the beautiful Symi island, a jewel of the Dodecanese. The picture-perfect port is a must-see attraction, plus the island has several beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. Of these, Nos beach is the most convenient, as it’s located just 300 metres from the town.
You can visit for the day, or alternatively, spend a few days getting to know the island. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, where you can experience real local cuisine, before heading to one of many beautiful spots to watch the sun go down.
7. Elli Beach
Another beach to include on your Rhodes tour is Elli Beach, one of the island’s most popular locations. What makes it remarkable is that it retains many features from the 1970s, making it feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Whether you sit back and relax or take part in one of the many water sports, Elli Beach is sure to be a place you really enjoy visiting.
Alongside the multicoloured umbrellas and towering hotels, you’ll also find the Rhodes Aquarium and the Casino Rodos within walking distance. When you get peckish, you can head to one of the many restaurants in the area for sumptuous seafood and a cold drink.
8. Rodini Park
Another name that must be on all Rhodes excursions is Rodini Park. Located along a natural stream, it is believed to have been the first landscaped park on the planet. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle and find some tranquillity in Rhodes.
Once you’ve finished taking in the beautiful surroundings, head 10 minutes from the park for some history, as you’ll find a tomb carved into the rock, called the tomb of the Ptolemies. According to experts, this was built before the 2nd century BC.
9. Monolithos Castle
Finally, we come to Monolithos Castle, which sites majestically 236m above the island. Built in 1480 by the Knights of St. John, this castle was actually built on the same spot as an even older castle, and the location made it exceptionally tough to construct.
Monolithos Castle is now ruins, but is still a location every tourist should visit. The view from the castle is also stunning. You’ll find Monolithos Castle around 70km from the city of Rhodes, and the journey gives you the chance to see some of the most amazing scenery on the island.
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